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Bield’s chief executive urges government to value older people

The head of one of Scotland’s largest providers of housing, care and support services is encouraging staff and customers to help create a new five-year plan that will allow it to continue its fantastic success as it turns 50 years old.

Published 6 January 2016

Charity to extend successful ‘spare room for homeless’ scheme in Scotland

An innovative scheme which places homeless youngsters in the public’s spare rooms is set to be expanded to Glasgow.

Published 6 January 2016

Record numbers turn to Glasgow City Mission’s winter homeless shelter

A temporary winter homeless shelter in Glasgow has had a “shocking” rise in the number of people using it this year.

Published 6 January 2016

Record year for community renewables projects

Over £10 million was generated from community renewables projects across Scotland last year, in a record return for the sector.

Published 6 January 2016

Final few weeks for Perth and Kinross health and social care consultation

There's still time to take part in consultation on how health and social care services in Perth and Kinross will be delivered locally in the future.

Published 6 January 2016

Over 54,000 Scots children on council house waiting lists

More than 54,000 children are “languishing” on council housing waiting lists due to a “disgraceful” lack of social homes across Scotland, the Scottish Liberal Democrats have said.

Published 5 January 2016

Labour pledges £3,000 boost for first time buyers

First time buyers will be given £3,000 towards the purchase of a property under new plans unveiled by Scottish Labour.

Published 5 January 2016

Over 700,000 Scots fear missing rent or mortgage payments this year

More than a quarter of homeowners or tenants in Scotland are worried about covering the cost of their housing in 2016, new research has found.

Published 5 January 2016

Plans lodged for near 1500-home expansion of Cupar

Plans have been submitted for the expansion of Cupar, which will deliver 1,480 new homes and more than 700 jobs to the town.

Published 5 January 2016

Fife Council to remove B&Bs from list of homeless accommodation options

Fife Council has pledged to end the practice of using bed and breakfast accommodation for homeless people by March.

Published 5 January 2016

Compassionate care worker honoured with MBE

A housing support worker who has dedicated nearly 40 years to helping and supporting the community of Dundee has been awarded an MBE from the Queen.

Published 5 January 2016

Minister sees Wheatley staff work 24/7 to keep tenants warm and safe

Housing minister Margaret Burgess saw for herself how staff work round the clock to make sure tenants stay safe and warm this winter.

Published 5 January 2016

Superfast broadband programme reaches half a million homes and businesses

The planned nationwide roll-out of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme is now two thirds complete with more than 500,000 Scottish homes and businesses now connected to high-speed broadband.

Published 5 January 2016

River Clyde Homes introduces local editions of customer magazine

Inverclyde based housing association River Clyde Homes has developed three local editions of its customer magazine, Up Close.

Published 5 January 2016

Wishes come true at Bield

Service users at Bield’s care services across Scotland are being encouraged to follow their dreams thanks to a heart-warming Wishing Tree initiative.

Published 5 January 2016